Monday, June 30, 2008

Washington Post says: Zimbabwe, who cares?

The Washington Post "POST GLOBAL" link is usually full of left wing cliches.

But when it comes to Zim, they prefer to tell people in zimbabwe to "lay back, close your eyes, and think of England"....
as the saying goes.

My stomach is already turning over, but if you can stand it, I've included links:

(again, sorry for the lack of posts: internet problems due to a typhoon).


Charles "Mase" Onyango-Obbo a Ugandan author, journalist, former editor of The Monitor and political commentator of issues in East Africa and the African Great Lakes region. He writes a column, Ear To The Ground in The Monitor, and a second column in the regional weekly, The EastAfrican. He is currently managing editor in charge of media convergence at the Nation Media Group in Kenya. Born in the town of Mbale in eastern Uganda, Onyango-Obbo studied at Makerere University in Kampala, and the American University in Cairo where he obtained a Masters degree in journalism. In 1991, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. On May 1999, during the Second Congo War, Onyango-Obbo and other editors of The Monitor – Wafula Ogutu and David Ouma Balikowa – were arrested and charged with "sedition" and "publication of false news"´, following the publication of a photograph of a naked woman being sexually abused by men in military uniform. Ugandan officials insisted that the assailants might be soldiers from Congo or Zimbabwe (who where also involved in the Congo war), and could not possibly be Ugandan soldiers as the photo caption claimed. Onyango-Obbo and the other editors were acquitted on March 6, 2001.

To Save Zimbabwe, Do Nothing

The best way to save Zimbabwe is to let matters get worse.

Charles Onyango-Obbo, Kampala, Uganda | 53 COMMENTS
Jun 27, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Hold South Africa Responsible for Zimbabwe's Mess

Njoroge Wachai, Kenya | 23 COMMENTS
William M. Gumede is Associate Editor at Africa Confidential. He is Research Fellow at the School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He recently released the bestselling book Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC.

A Way Forward for Zimbabwe

William M. Gumede, South Africa | 11 COMMENTS
Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar is the Consulting Editor of The Economic Times, India's largest financial daily. He writes a popular weekly column, titled Swaminomics in the Times of India. He spends roughly half the year in New Delhi and half in Washington D.C., where he is a research fellow at the Cato Institute and an occasional consultant to the World Bank. He has been the editor of India's two main financial dailies, The Economic Times (1992-94) and Financial Express (1988-90). He was also the India Correspondent of the British weekly, The Economist, for most of two decades between 1976 and 1998.

No Moral Ground to Oust Mugabe Alone

Swaminathan A. Aiyar, New Delhi, India | 127 COMMENTS
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